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Extra Special Ale (ESA) - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

566 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our first ever and most beloved brew, ESA helped establish a following for cask-conditioned beer in the United States back in the ‘90s. East Kent Golding hops give this English style ale a subtle spiciness, which compliments its strong malt backbone. Hints of chocolate and caramel round out this deep chestnut colored ale. Floral, earthy, smooth.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 12-01-2001)
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3.6/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ridgeline23, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Pours a deep copper color with a nice tan head. Scents of roasted chestnuts on the nose with a floral hop note. Lacing with every sip. Huge hop flavor for an ESB. A bit out of balance for the style. Toasted, nutty, with a hint of hazelnuts on the front with an explosion of citrusy hops on the back. Very sessionable beer an especially nice in the fall. Yard's English style ales stand up to the big ones from Great Britain.

bigdeuce, Nov 01, 2014
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Extra Special Ale (ESA) from Yards Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.